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Remembering September 11, by Nancy Gardiner

Today is September 11 and, like many Americans, I will be thinking about the day in 2001 that changed our country forever.  Yesterday, anticipating the anniversary, I was struck by how crisp the clouds were and how bright the sun.  The air had a bit of the feel of fall, just as it did thirteen years ago.  While the memories of that fateful day remain etched in our collective memories, we have moved on in important ways.  For several years, people were reluctant to plan events or meetings on 9/11.  We certainly didn’t plan celebrations on that day.  We didn’t plan anything other than getti

SheGives Awards $258K to Eight Greater Boston Nonprofits

AGM Member, SheGives, a giving circle launched a year ago to support designated nonprofits in Greater Boston, announced that it has awarded $258,600, primarily for general operating support, to eight organizations that focus on a wide range of areas – from food rescue and combatting sex trafficking of girls to art therapy and getting high risk youth into and through college.

Do Blogging Nonprofit Executives Have Free Speech Rights? Hmmm…

Just because you lead a major human service agency with many millions in local government contracts, that doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to have unconventional beliefs. But in this day and age, if you end up “journaling” such beliefs on a blog, you must be prepared to be challenged about them. Even in “free to be you and me” San Francisco, as Bob Bennett, head of the Felton Institute, has found out first-hand.


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